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the Complete Review

The Most Popular Reviews

     The complete review's variation on the traditional bestseller lists ranks the books under review -- and now also the author pages -- according to which reviews and author pages were the most popular during the past month.

     Here are the reviews and author pages that attracted the most interest in October, 2017.

October, 2017

- Reviews -

  1. The Snowman, Jo Nesbø
  2. The Dilemma of a Ghost, Ama Ata Aidoo
  3. Ways of Dying, Zakes Mda
  4. The Three Mistakes of my Life, Chetan Bhagat
  5. Song of Lawino and Song of Ocol, Okot p'Bitek
  6. Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection, Kalidasa
  7. El Filibusterismo, José Rizal
  8. Signs Preceding the End of the World, Yuri Herrera
  9. Five Point Someone, Chetan Bhagat
  10. Samskara, U.R.Ananthamurthy
  11. The Man Who Came in from the Back of Beyond, 'Biyi Bandele-Thomas
  12. Monsieur Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  13. Decolonising the Mind, Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o
  14. Revolution 2020, Chetan Bhagat
  15. Anowa, Ama Ata Aidoo

- Author Pages -
(previous ranking in parentheses)

  1. Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o (5)
  2. Murakami Haruki (3)
  3. Patrick White (1)
  4. Amélie Nothomb (4)
  5. Miroslav Holub (6)


     The usual Nobel-bump raised traffic to the complete review in October -- slightly more than last year, with two reviews of this year's laureate's books making it into the top-20 (but falling short of the top-15).
     With the film version of Nesbø's The Snowman coming out, it's no surprise that it was easily the most popular review this month.
     Several older reviews that haven't been this popular since they first came out have suddenly made the list -- not sure what to make of a title such as Signs Preceding the End of the World suddenly being so popular again .....

For recent bestseller lists, go to previous lists.
For annual and older lists, see also the 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, , 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 , 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 lists.

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